Wednesdays suck. Everybody knows it. Half-way through the week and work’s killing your buzz. So every Wednesday Professor Jennings is going to open your mind a little bit and give you new tunes to carry you through the finish line of the marathon that is the work week. Think of Wednesday Tunes like one of those terrible radio stations that always claims to give you the best part of the old and the new except this music is actually going to entertain you and not make you want to veer off the road and into oncoming traffic at a moment’s notice. I don’t discriminate on genre so you’ll get a little bit of everything…so chances are you’ll find something you like even if you hate some of it too. Give it a try.
Because it’s summer this week’s selections start with some country for a few reasons.
- During summer you sit outside on a porch, beach, etc and drink beer and listen to country. That’s just what you do. Techno’s personality doesn’t lend itself to going to the lake, country does.
- We’re in America.
This is one of the most country songs I know. Lamenting the modern world, pining to return to the days of youth, talking about .22’s. Classic.
In my opinion summer country music needs to have a little bit of hell-raising in it to go along with what you’re hopefully doing during those long summer nights. This’ll get you in the mood to chase las chicas.
I wouldn’t necessarily call this country but it has a little down south flavor and a bunch of soul. Their entire album has been on repeat for me for the last month or so.
K enough country. I’ve been a fan of Big Sean for a while now, since UKNOWBIGSEAN and he never fails to disappoint. These two bangers come off his newest and first major label release Finally Famous. “Marvin & Chardonnay” is one to make the club go crazy. I’m always a sucker for Yeezy and he kills his verse. “100 Keys” features the big boy Rosssss and Pusha T who are both pretty adept at rhyming about coke…because that’s pretty much all they do. But they’ve found their niche and it shows. That and I’m a sucker for pianos and other classical instruments in rap. NSFW
The White Panda are legit. They take their namesake from the most adorable killer to roam the plant and produce some of the best mashup product I’ve heard in a while. Not to mention they are awesome live. This next one features the soothing, panty dropping (even if it’s from underage girls) voice of R. Kelly and is guaranteed to carry you through the week.
Come back next week for more ragin’ tunes.